SPAIN - Seville
Summer Language (SSA)
Summer Session 1: Late May – Late June
Summer Session 2: Late June – Late July
- SSA designed courses taught by native professors
- Daily interaction with Sevillanos
- Intercambios with native speakers
- All-inclusive program-sponsored study trips
- Visits to locations such as Córdoba, Ronda, La Rábida, and Columbian sites
- Study visits within Seville to local historical sites and attractions
Spend the summer in the heart of Andalucia! In association with the Lasallian International Programs Consortium and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, you can study for either one or two summer sessions at the Spanish Studies Abroad (SSA) Center for Cross-Cultural Study in Seville, Spain.
The SSA Center for Cross-Cultural Study offers two 3 ½ week sessions in the beautiful city of Seville, Spain. The SSA facilitates a true cross-cultural exchange by inviting students to expand their world-view through intense immersion into the Spanish culture. The Center is housed in two turn-of-the-century mansions in the heart of Seville's commercial and social center. SSA is a short walk from the University of Seville, and some of Spain's most glorious and historic sites, including the Catedral and Giralda (the symbol of Seville), the Torre del Oro, the Alcazar palace, many museums and the beautiful Guadalquivir River. Seville is also located within an hour and a half of the Costa del Sol and its sunny beaches.
Both SSA summer sessions include a day-long trip; in one term students visit Roman and Moorish Córdoba, in the other, Ronda. Each session also includes a trip to La Rábida and Columbian sites, combined with an afternoon at the beach. Afternoons offer you study visits within Seville to important historical sites, tertulias, movies, the theater, musical performances, and more.
Seville, a beautiful and ancient city on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, is known for its Moorish palaces and renaissance gardens, flower-decked patios, paintings, statues, flamenco dancing and music. It is the capital and largest city of the region of Andalusia in southern Spain, with a population of about 800,000 in Seville proper and about 1 million when including the urban area. Seville is also famous for its traditions of flamenco dancing, bullfighting, colorful fiestas, and wonderful cuisine.
You will take one 4-credit course for the session. There are a variety of course options, though, including intensive Spanish language, student teaching, health, and the Psychology of Learning a Second Language.
Required Course (choose one- 4 credits each):
- Spanish Language (at your level- Beginning to Advanced)
- The Psychology of Learning a Second Language (taught in English)
- Practicum in Education
- Seminar for Teachers of Spanish: Culture in the Classroom
- Language and Practice of Business Spanish*
- Spanish for the Health Professional*
- Foundations of Spanish Culture*
- International Business and the European Union*
- 20th Century Spanish Theater*
- Mosaic: Jews, Muslims, and the Spanish Experience*
- Al-Andalus: Art and Culture of Muslim Spain*
- Women Writers of Spain*
* These courses are for Advanced Spanish levels only.
You will stay in a homestay during your time in Seville. A homestay gives you a unique insight into Spanish culture by allowing you to become part of a Spanish family. A homestay includes full room and board as well as laundry and the cleaning of your room.
For the current program charge amount, please contact the International Study Abroad office. The program charge includes Lewis tuition, accommodation in a homestay, three meals per day Monday-Saturday, program-sponsored excursions, medical insurance, and a mandatory $300 Lewis Study Abroad fee.
The program fee does not include airfare, passport and/or visa fees, additional meals, supplies, and personal expenses.
Program charges are based on costs of the prior year, as well as projections for the current and coming years. Inflation and fluctuating exchange rates make it difficult to state a fixed cost. Lewis University, therefore, reserves the right to adjust program fees and the right to cancel or alter programs and courses.
There is no language pre-requisite for this program. To be eligible, you must be a Lewis student with at least a 3.0 GPA who has Sophomore, Junior, or first semester Senior standing or will have that standing when you participate.
Please click on the Application Process link in the left column to learn more about the application process and what other materials are required. If you are ready to apply, then click on the Apply Now button.